HOUSES A·2 2015 - 2018

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description conversion of rental studios into two holiday residences
category Residential, Hospitality
location Paros, Greece
built area 500 m²
Design Team

Stephan Buerger, Demetra Katsota, Maria Chassioti, Georgios Kourakos, Klelia Siska

Consultants

P. Panagiotopoulos & Associates (structural engineers)

Clima Therma, D.P. Kryfos & Associates (m/e engineers)

Greenways Hellas Landscape Architecture (landscape design)

Model

Taras Diachun

Photographs

Yiorgis Yerolymbos

Site Management

Stamatis Delavinias

client private
design year 2015
completion year 2018

The renovation and conversion of the former rental studios into two holiday residencies combines aesthetics, proportions and composition of cubic volumes, open spaces, repetition and standardization of openings, and materials, achieving a plasticity of form but also an architectural unity that respects Cycladic architecture, adopts to the landscape and responds to the demands of contemporary holiday living.

Each building complex is rearticulated as an assemblage of cubic volumes upon an articulated ‘base’ that ensures the harmonious adaptation into the landscape. At three meters above the 'base', a timber pergola with cantilevering slender beams creates shaded, comfortable and wind-protected areas, for lounging and sunbathing, showering, dining and food preparation ensuring all-day outdoor living.

The ‘private’ spaces are accommodated on the ground level facing south and taking advantage of the view towards the sea and the level access onto the ‘base’. A central, fully glazed common space is created as an extension of the outside but also as a continuation of the pergola, allowing the landscape to form a dynamic, alternating presence.

The common living, dining and kitchen areas as well as an independent guestroom are accommodated on the upper level taking advantage of the panoramic views from both the interior and the generous terraces. In-between the common spaces and the guestroom, a protected outdoor seating area with a barbecue is created.

For the unbuilt areas of ​​the plot, mild interventions and the intensification of the existing vegetation aim to keep the natural Cycladic landscape intact.


Title Year Type Locaction Country
STUDENT STUDIOS PATRAS 2007 Residential Patras Greece
LANDHOTEL SILVESTAR 2016 Hospitality Motovun Croatia
K314 OFFICE BUILDING 2021 Offices Athens Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS B 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
HOUSE E 2016 Residential Artemida Greece
RADISSON RESORT SKIATHOS 2020 Hospitality Skiathos Greece
HOUSES A·2 2015 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
ROLLING GREENS - VILLAS A 2019 Hospitality, Residential Messinia Greece
ONE ATHENS APARTMENT 2021 Residential Athens Greece
ANNENHEIM CUBES 2012 Residential, Hospitality Annenheim Austria
RESTAURANT THALERSEE 2020 Public, Hospitality Graz Austria
STUDENT STUDIOS THESSALONIKI 2016 Residential Thessaloniki Greece
HOUSE H 2012 Residential Corfu Greece
BELGIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2008 Public Athens Greece
VILLA S 2006 Residential Vienna Austria
OKZT OFFICES & APARTMENTS 2019 Offices Klagenfurt Austria
HOUSE A+B 2008 Residential Paros Greece
MAYRHOFEN STATION 2018 Public Mayrhofen Austria
UNIVERSITY LIBRARY GRAZ 2015 Public Graz Austria
PENINSULA 2019 Residential, Hospitality Paros Greece
VILLA W1 2008 Residential Corfu Greece
APARTMENT BUILDING STD3 2022 Residential Athens Greece
CING LABORATORY BUILDING 2018 Public Nicosia Cyprus
FERANT GARDEN APARTMENT 2018 Residential Ljublijana Slovenia
SCHLOSSMUSEUM LINZ 2006 Public Linz Austria
THREE SPACES 2013 Exhibition Athens Greece
KUBAN RIVERSIDE HOTEL 2013 Hospitality Krasnodar Russia
AS IF 2014 Research, Exhibition Venice Italy
COOP BANK HEADQUARTERS 2012 Commercial, Offices Nicosia Cyprus
6 VOIDS: PXATHENS 2012 Exhibition Venice Italy
LARNACA AGORA 2011 Public Larnaca Cyprus
HOUSE B 2014 Residential Chania Greece
RATHAUSPARK PAVILION 2009 Public Vienna Austria
PX ATHENS 2012 Public, Masterplan Athens Greece
PX THREE CORNERS 2012 Public Athens Greece
HOUSE L 2016 Residential, Research Antiparos Greece
PX SIX THRESHOLDS 2012 Public Athens Greece
DASOUPOLI HIGH SCHOOL 2010 Public Nicosia Cyprus
RESIDENCE AUSTRIAN EMBASSY ATHENS 2013 Residential Athens Greece
CASPIAN SEA RESORT 2012 Masterplan Baku Azerbaijan
HOUSE T 2016 Residential Antiparos Greece
FERLACH TECHNICAL SCHOOL 2016 Public Ferlach Austria
OFFICE A 2009 Offices Athens Greece
CAUCASUS CONFERENCE CENTRE 2012 Public Qabala Azerbaijan
SUPERSTORE V 2008 Commercial Athens Greece
KYRIAZI DEVELOPMENT 2008 Commercial, Residential Kifisia Greece
KURA CULTURAL CENTRE 2013 Public Mingacevir Azerbaijan
CLDC HOUSING 2020 Residential Larnaca Cyprus
NOVARA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 2018 Public, Educational Vienna Austria
APARTMENT BUILDING DP30 2021 Residential Athens Greece